Monday 3 October 2011

Welsh Archives Activity


Today sees the opening of the new Anglesey Archives after a closure period of more than four months. If you plan on visiting, you may want to check out their website to make sure there are no teething problems.

At the other end of the scale, Gwynedd Archives Offices are set for temporary closure.  Caernarfon Record Office will be closed during 10th-18th October; and Meirionnydd Archives in Dolgellau will be closed for three weeks from 24th October to 14th November.  See here for full details (there are also some other slight lunchtime changes, too, at the latter venue).

The Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (commonly known as the MLA) has all but disappeared from our lives. The responsibilities formerly assumed by this body have now passed to the Arts Council and The National Archives.  What will probably be their last announcement was made here.

The Irish Genealogy News blog brings us the announcement of more Catholic records for Dublin and Co.Cork going online - see the relevant post here.

And over to Scottish Catholic history next, and a post by blogger Chris Paton about a notable conference on the topic coming up in Edinburgh on 22nd October.

The Society of Genealogists has knocked a few quid off their special 'centenary book' - see the announcement here, and the bookshop link here.

Seekers of history podcasts may wish to point their browser at the recently revived HistoryToday feature.

And the weekend saw the passing of TNA's Celebrating the Census conference, of course - and who better to turn to for a sideways glance at the event than Chris Paton? See his lengthy, interesting and witty report here!


An unusual one this time, flagged by blogger Christine Woodcock, concerning a database of Scottish Witches!


1959:  Postcodes first used in the UK (in Norwich).

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